Commercial Office Space for Software Developers

The nerds demand a new office! Is your business all about software development? Do you need to find the best office layout for your workers?


Usually, commercial spaces just offer clusters of cubicles that give no thought to the needs and requirements of the job and the workers at hand. Now, the ideal office for a software development team would definitely vary, based on the culture and characteristics of the business. Still, we’ll offer you 10 guidelines that you can use to find or develop an office layout for your business. Here goes.


  1. Make sure that the room is dedicated to the software group.


  1. Remove all distractions from that room, like workers who are not software developers.


  1. Designate other rooms for privacy and larger meetings.


  1. Designate space for the people who are the customer representatives.


  1. Separate the hardware and software teams, but have them close enough to each other to allow easy communication when needed.


  1. Position computers in a way that doesn’t have workers looking directly at each other.


  1. Figure out where the noisiest and busiest areas are (which may include areas like the kitchen, bathroom and lobby) and avoid placing computers near those areas.


  1. Try to implement wireless development machines so that workers can move around freely at will.


  1. Keep your team or developers at a dozen or less to a room.


  1. Have an office layout that would allow for paired working if workers desire.



Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re looking for a commercial building to rent from. Keep us in mind too! You choose what’s right for you and we’re here to help. We have different office structures and we’re sure we can find the best one for you! If you are looking for office space in Ottawa for your dynamic and growing business then give us a call to speak with one of our office space representatives about our current inventory of great office spaces and retail spaces for your business in Ottawa.